WHHW
Broadcast areaHilton Head Island, South Carolina
Savannah, Georgia
Frequency1130 kHz
BrandingLa Pantera 96.1
Programming
FormatRegional Mexican
Ownership
Owner
  • Dick Broadcasting
  • (Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
WFXH-FM
History
First air date
August 25, 1986 (as WHHR)
Former call signs
WHHR (1986–1987)
WHHQ (1987–1988)
WHHR (1988–1995)
WFXH (1995–2011)[1]
Technical information
Facility ID48366/153405
ClassB
Power1,000 watts day
500 watts night
ERP99 watts (translator)
Transmitter coordinates
32°12′1.00″N 80°43′27.00″W / 32.2002778°N 80.7241667°W / 32.2002778; -80.7241667
Translator(s)96.1 W241CV (Hilton Head Island)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitelapantera961.com

WHHW (1130 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican radio format. It is licensed to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The station is currently owned by Dick Broadcasting.[2]

WHHW broadcasts at 1,000 watts by day. But because AM 1130 is a clear channel frequency, it must reduce power to 500 watts at night to avoid interference. WHHW simulcasts its programming on an FM translator, W241CV at 96.1 MHz, broadcasting at a power level of 99 watts.

History

On February 14, 1983, the station went on the air as WHHR with the call sign referring to Hilton Head Radio. It was a sister station to 106.1 WFXH-FM. WHHR changed its call letters on June 11, 1987 to WHHQ. On December 23, 1994 it changed its call sign back to WHHR, only to change the call letters again on New Year's Day 1995 to WFXH. On February 28, 2011 the call sign was changed to WHHW.[1]

Prior to March 6, 2011, the station was an ESPN Radio Network affiliate, WFXH.[3] It previously featured programming from CNN Radio.

Monty Jett, formerly morning host on co-owned WLOW, moved to WHHW with its change to "1130 the Island", a soft AC/adult standards format.[3]

In 2015 WHHW changed to Adult Album Alternative with the slogan "True. Music. Variety."

In September 2017, Dick Broadcasting announced the purchase of Alpha Media stations in three markets, including Savannah.[4]

In 2018 WHHW switched to oldies as "The Island".

On October 4, 2021 WHHW changed their format from oldies to Regional Mexican, branded as "La Pantera 96.1".[5]

Previous logos

WHHW (AM 1130 - The Island) Logo.jpg
WHHW TheIsland96.1-1130 logo.png

References

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  2. ^ "WFXH Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ a b "The Triad of Triad Broadcasting Changes in Savannah". radioinsight.com. March 18, 2011. Retrieved April 27, 2011.
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (September 5, 2017). "Dick Broadcasting Acquires Three Markets From Alpha Media". radioinsight. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  5. ^ La Pantera Prowls In Hilton Head Radioinsight - October 5, 2021